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This poem is taken from PN Review 262, Volume 48 Number 2, November - December 2021.

Poems Damian Grant
On His Deafness

‘No-one has ever written a poem “On His Deafness”’ – David Lodge, Deaf Sentence

I try to get you side of my good ear;
our conversation gains in clarity,
one might say comprehension. But meanwhile,
what is the bad ear doing? Could it be
that ears are angels, and the evil one
is there to sow dissension, to set down
the stops that make our music? Satan squats
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